Gelok superabsorbent laminates
TotalCore Airlaid Composites

Following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore. Both superabsorbent laminates and airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb fluids such as water, blood, exudate, urine and other aqueous-based solutions, while reducing the bad odors associated with these fluids and bacterial activity.

wound care

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feminine hygiene productsTotalCore Airlaid Composites

feminine hygiene products

ultra-thin with very high absorbency

incontinence products

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meat packaging

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Fruit PackagingTotalCore Airlaid Composites

fruit packaging

all-natural absorption for soft fruits

industrial products

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filtration products

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hazardous materials

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TotalCore Airlaid Composites

TotalCore Airlaid

soft, flexible with excellent liquid distribution

Low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids.

Since the mid-1980’s, Gelok International has been a premier manufacturer of low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and composites. Now, following a recent investment in state of the art equipment, Gelok has extended its product range to include airlaids branded as TotalCore. Both laminates and airlaids can be used directly as an absorbing substrate or incorporated into a wide variety of finished products used to absorb fluids such as water, blood, exudate, urine and other aqueous based solutions, while reducing the bad odors associated with these fluids and bacterial activity.

Applications for Gelok low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids include food tray pads, feminine hygiene, incontinence, medical packaging, medical cleanup, underpads, wound care, urinal pads, filtration and other usages where absorption of water-based fluids is needed. All of Gelok’s cellulose-based laminates and airlaids are adhesive-free as they are Hydrogen-bonded to bind the laminate together. By specific request, Non-woven superabsorbent laminates can also be manufactured by incorporating specialized adhesive systems.

Gelok delivers super absorbing performance.

Using a variety of superabsorbent polymers, Gelok laminates and airlaids can absorb many times their own weight of water, exudate or aqueous solution and lock it into a gel to prevent leakage and facilitating easy disposal. Gelok products feature an extraordinarily thin profile and a lightweight composition that result in a lighter and more slender product. They are designed to offer absorbency rates and capacities tailored to meet specific applications. FDA approved grades are available for indirect food contact purposes where the Gelok laminate or airlaid is the absorbent core.

Gelok Custom Composites

Gelok absorbent laminates and airlaids provide tremendous product flexibility due to our custom manufacturing processes. Our laminates consist of superabsorbent polymer granules (SAP) bonded between sheets of cellulose or non-woven material. Our TotalCore airlaid can be made with or without SAP.  The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount of polymer and cellulose pulp used in the core. Additionally, the performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.

More manageable finished product after use.

Gelok’s low-profile, superabsorbent laminates and airlaids are also stable, with excellent fluid retention under pressure, which means once the product has achieved the desired level of absorbency it is still relatively dry and easier to dispose of. There are many reasons to choose Gelok products to satisfy the demanding absorbency applications that arise every day. Here are a few our customers have come to appreciate:

  • Extraordinary thin profile
  • Lightweight, hence a less bulky, lighter end product
  • Soft conformable airlaid based composites
  • Customizable absorbent laminate to meet customer’s unique needs
  • Quick absorbing (actual speed of absorbency varies by application and product design)
  • Consistency of finished product
  • Easy-to-use commercial form
  • Quick start-up with low material waste
Gelok Superabsorbent Laminates
Gelok Superabsorbent Laminates
Layered Diagram TotalCore Airlaids Fibers and SAP
TotalCore Airlaids

Gelok superabsorbent laminates and TotalCore airlaids consist of superabsorbent polymer granules bonded to cellulose fibers, tissue or non-woven material. The degree of absorbency is determined by the amount and type of polymer used in the product and the substrate performance characteristics can be enhanced by the use of alternative materials with a wide range of basis weights.

ISO9001-2015

‘lok’ fluid in

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To see how effective Gelok laminates are, place a small sample in a dry container.
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Then pour a measured amount of a colored liquid directly onto the laminate.
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And watch as the colored liquid quickly wicks across the surface and soaks into the laminate.
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As the liquid soaks into the laminate it is rapidly absorbed by the grains of superabsorber and ‘loked-in’ thereby preventing liquid from escaping back to the surface of the laminate. Notice how liquid does not leak out of the container when placed on its edge.

services for superior fluid capture, contain & control solutions

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Customized Converters

  • Pilot machine testing
  • Research and development
  • Experienced engineering/chemical staff

Technical Services

  • Superabsorbent product design
  • Equipment/system design
  • Fully equipped laboratory
  • Training and education (products and systems)
  • Custom services as required

Materials Testing

  • Tensile strength
  • Absorption rates
  • Fluid retention
  • Other testing as required

TotalCore Rewinding/Slitting

  • 36” to 1.5” (910 to 38 mm) slit widths available
  • Up to 60” OD rolls with 3″ or 6″ cores